In J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the Wizarding World has a unique set of currency-Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts. Readers first learn about currency when Hagrid’s owl demands payment for services after delivering the paper. (Rowling, 1998). Imagine all the useful products you could buy with a bag of coins from Gringotts. Well, you can always make your own to proudly display.
- A coin mold (I purchased mine from Cinereplicas.)
- Paper clips or other forms of hangers
- Throw-away container
- Start on a clean, flat surface for your mold.
- If you are using hangers prepare them ahead of time. Plaster sets quickly. Using a pair of wire cutters, snip the paperclips into the desired hanger size.
- Mix your plaster according to the directions. Always stir the plaster into the water to create a smooth consistency with your mix.
- Quickly spoon the plaster into the molds. The mixture quickly solidifies.
- Insert your hangers.
- Allow the mixture to completely dry.
- Gently tap and remove your finalized product from the mold.
- You can snip away the imperfections or use a small piece of sandpaper to achieve your desired results.
- Paint your coins.
The imperfections in the coins are typical of currency that has been handed from Wizard to Witch over the years.
Rowling, J. K. (1998). Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books